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When we read, we fancy we could be martyrs; when we come to act, we cannot bear a provoking word.

    Author: Hannah More

In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.

    Author: John Selden

In the meantime the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ work with thee, gentle reader, in all thy studious readings.

    Author: John Foxe

You can't develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict.

    Author: Leonard Ravenhill

We read of preaching the Word out of season, but we do not read of praying out of season, for that is never out of season.

    Author: Matthew Henry

If thou desire to profit, read with humility, simplicity, and faithfulness; nor even desire the repute of learning.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

That learning which thou gettest by thy own observation and experience, is far beyond that which thou gettest by precept; as the knowledge of a traveler exceeds that which is got by reading.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all.

    Author: Thomas Carlyle

Talking over the things which you have read with your companions fixes them on the mind.

    Author: Isaac Watts

Though reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, yet it is our own meditation must form our judgment.

    Author: Isaac Watts

I read the newspapers to see how God governs the world.

    Author: John Newton

It is well to remember that reading books about the Bible is a very different thing to searching the Word for oneself.

    Author: Harry Ironside

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